have a water leak on passenger side, water is traveling down trim panel on front windshield piller, it drips on edge of dash and then to floor, checked weather strip and is fine, blew out with air hose. Thanks for both responses, I checked the sunroof and is clear, I blew air in drain, still have same problem, it is somewhere between the roof and dash, Poured water in roof and it still drips inside the plastic trim piece (that is covered with fabric down) on edge of dash to floor. Is this trim easily removed without damaging. Is this trim used and part of the drain system or should the water be going some where else, I appreciate your responses
water leak on 2004 Lincoln LS
by superbee620 in Macon, GA on May 23, 2009
3 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by llabor13 on May 24, 2009
I'm having exactly the same problem with my 02 lincoln ls. I think the water is leaking thru the sunroof.
COMMENT by MeLissa84 on August 20, 2014
My 02 Lincoln Ls is doing the same thing. I'm pretty sure its leaking through the sunroof or the passenger side door where the weather stripping is! Every time it rains my cupholders in my console will b completely full of water and my interior light above my rearview mirror will also b full of water. If those aren't full of water then the cubby hole in the passenger side door is full! Didn't bargain for all of this when I bought this thing! Help!
COMMENT by superbee620 on August 21, 2014
open the sunroof and make sure the channel that drains the water is clean. if it is clean then check the rubber drain hose to make sure it is still attached, if not reattach, if the drain hose is stopped up you can blow it out with air hose.
ANSWER by patrick mannion on May 25, 2009
Cars with sun roofs have drain channels at each corner of the roof. Open the sunroof fully, clear leaves and debris from any area of the open sun roof channel. carefully poor water down the driver's side channel first and not where it spills out under the car. Each car manufacturer is different but you should see water spill out at the rear of the car near the wheel arch and at the front of the car behind the front wheel area. The left and right side drain channels are a mirror image of each other. Where you see water drain out on the left side you should see a mirror image of water flowing out on the left side if the drains are clear. Sometimes you have to remove the inner fender liner to remove debris from the drain tubes sometimes just blowing compressed air down the drain channel dislodges the blockage.
COMMENT by superbee620 on June 17, 2009
found the problem, rubber drain hose on sun roof came off, reconnected
ANSWER by haynser on January 11, 2010
If not fixed yet. I cleaned out all of the trim molding above my doors and the problem went away. The trim(rubber) has a gutter built in that drains the water out and it will accumulate debris. Good luck
COMMENT by superbee620 on January 30, 2010
Thanks I had to remove the headliner and re attach the rubber drain hose
COMMENT by TNMAN on February 16, 2011
Did you remove headliner yourself or have an upholstery person do that for you? If you did it, please tell me the steps involved, as I have same problem. Thanks
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